We always say that it is very important that, to achieve your fitness goals, you have the motivation and encouragement to work on it. Sometimes it’s hard to stick with it and it’s normal to be discouraged when you weigh yourself first thing in the morning and see no results. Even if you have a specific diet and training to lose weight, there may be days that the scale does not mark your goals, and there are numerous reasons why this can happen, we gain weight overnight.
Below we explain 7 reasons why this could have happened and why those kilos will not stay for long.
You have drunk too much water
Simple math. If around evening time before falling asleep, you drank for instance 75cl of water (3 glasses), this is by and large 750 grams. Assuming that you hydrate than your body needs and gauge yourself when you have not yet “dispensed with” it, it is typical for the scale to demonstrate a bigger number than you anticipated. We should not worry, nor stop drinking water for this reason, during the first hour of the morning you will have already lost it!
You have hit the gym very hard
If you lifted a lot of weights yesterday, you may feel a little disappointed when you step on the scale. Why? Lifting weights can cause small tears in muscle tissue. As these tissues try to repair themselves, the muscle can retain extra fluid to help the process. Normally, this effect doesn’t last more than a day or two, but it’s well worth it when you see the strength gaining!
The night before you ate more food than necessary
This reason is quite obvious, but it also has to be mentioned. If you ate an entire bag of chips or a pizza and drank a few too many margaritas, you’ll experience temporary weight gain while your body decides where to put that food. If it has nowhere to go, the body might store it in fat stores. Be that as it may, just relax, an insane night doesn’t mean super durable weight gain.
Your sodium intake has been higher than normal
If your menu the day before contained a lot of sodium, the next day you may feel heavier. Sodium causes water retention. Foods such as frozen foods, soy sauce, or processed meats contain a lot of sodium. Drink a few extra glasses of water to help your system flush out the extra sodium in your body. It may be contradictory to the first point, but we must bear in mind that the weight gained by water retention will not stay for long.
Too many carbohydrates the day before
It is very important to maintain a balanced diet and eat all kinds of foods to get all the vitamins that our body needs. If you ate cereal for breakfast, a sandwich for lunch, and pasta for dinner, you’re likely to see a small weight gain on the scale the next day. As with sodium, carbohydrates also cause fluid retention. If you want to shed that extra water weight, stick to a low-carb diet the next day (lean meats and fresh vegetables) and the weight will be gone before you know it.
You didn’t go to the restroom appropriately
Not going to the bathroom correctly the day before can put one or two extra kilos on the scale. Make sure you always weigh yourself under the same conditions: before having breakfast and after going to the bathroom.
Chemicals in our body additionally assume a significant part in our weight. Before menstruation, the body can also retain water, reflecting on the scale as weight gain. The best way to counter it is by drinking plenty of water and eating healthy. In any case, once the menstruation is over, these symptoms disappear. Remember that if you have any doubts, you can always count on us and we will help you in any way we can.